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Film Fest Gent - Le journal d'une femme de chambre
Archived: Le journal d'une femme de chambre - Journal d'une femme de chambre, le (1964)

director: Luis BuÑuel

With: Jeanne Moreau, Georges Géret en Daniel Ivernel

Film Fest Gent - Le journal d'une femme de chambre

Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people. The wife is frigid, her husband is always hunting (both animals and women) and her father is a shoe-fetishist. Joseph, the farm-labourer is a fascist and sexually attracted to Celestine. Celestine settles herself and talks to the neighbour, an ex-officer, who likes damaging his neighbour's things. After the death of the old man, she quits her job, but because of the rape and murder of a child 'Little Claire' she decides to stay, believing that Joseph is the murderer. To get his confession she sleeps with him and promises to marry him. In spite of her engagement she fakes evidence to implicate him in the murder. He is arrested, but is released because the evidence is inconclusive. She marries the ex-officer and takes on a housewife role similar to that of Madame Monteil.


director: Luis BuÑuel
producer: Michel Safra & Serge Silberman
screenplay: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière based on the novel by Octave Mirbeau
Editor: Louisette Hautecoeur
Cinematography: Roger Fellous

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Country: France - Italy
year: 1964

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Other festival films by director Luis BuÑuel

2014:Belle de jour
1997:Belle de jour
1997:Un Chien andalou
1993:Los Olvidados
1985:La Voie Lactée
1978:L'Âge d'Or
1978:Simón del Desierto
1978:Un Chien andalou
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